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Chris Wilder explained why he was happy with Sheffield United’s performance in their loss to Manchester United.
Wilder’s side took the lead against their high-profile visitors, but he finally lost 3-2 when they met Thursday night.
It goes Sheffield United stuck at one point and the bottom of the Premier League table. However, his coach took enough positive points from his display against a more powerful club.
“I am happy with the form of the performance,” Wilder said. BBC Sport. “I was not on Sunday night [against Southampton], I did not like what I saw then.
“I think anyone who has seen us would say that we have been competitive, but that is not enough. Tonight was about a performance, if I’m honest we needed one of the players and we asked some world class players some questions.
Manchester United is an iconic world football club, one of the top three in the world. There is a huge gulf between us and we have to try to bridge it by doing a performance that I think we did.
“We are a bit disappointed in the form of a couple of goals, but my players tried.
“I wanted my team to be aggressive and have an intention about our game and I think we did. We had to be brave when we engaged with the press and we were.
“We had a fantastic game against them last year, 3-3. We show a lot of character. I wanted to see a performance and I saw it and I will sleep well tonight. “
Wilder doesn’t care about work
If these poor results continue, Sheffield United will have to make a difficult decision about Wilder’s future.
Slaven Bilic became the first Premier League manager to lose his job earlier this week., and Wilder may be asked questions soon.
Blades’ boss, however, does not think his future should be in doubt, although he acknowledges there will be questions.
“I’m a free coach anyway, I don’t worry about what I can’t control,” he said. “I don’t worry about my work. I keep coming to work and doing the best I can.
“There is a huge gulf, people don’t understand what Sheffield United is about when it talks about people’s future. I’ve been in the game long enough to know that question will be asked.
“There is a story in every club and we accept it.”
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